Nodule-specific expression of a chimaeric soybean leghaemoglobin gene in transgenic Lotus corniculatus

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  • Jens Stougaard Jensen
  • Kjeld A. Marcker, Department of Molecular Biology and Plant Physiology
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  • Léon Otten, Université Louis Pasteur
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  • Jeff Schell, Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung

When a chimaeric soybean leghaemoglobin gene was introduced into the genome of another legume species, Lotus corniculatus, nodule-specific expression of the chimaeric gene was found in root nodules formed on fully regenerated plants inoculated with the Lotus microsymbiont, Rhizobium loti. Expression under control of the 5′ upstream region of the soybean gene was regulated at the level of RNA and followed the correct developmental timing. This indicates a conserved induction mechanism for leghaemoglobin genes in legumes.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNature
Vol/bind321
Nummer6071
Sider (fra-til)669-674
Antal sider6
ISSN0028-0836
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StatusUdgivet - 1986

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